Accentuate History of Place
Eight places, 800 years in the lives of deaf and disabled people
Accentuate History of Place was funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore deaf and disabled heritage as it was reflected in 8 sites across England telling the story of 800 years in the lives of deaf and disabled people.
Visit the website to enjoy participative digital storytelling, explore themes and blogs which cover research through the archives and the life stories which were uncovered. Read the stories which bring alive people and discover places in photos and quotes. An important resource on the website are the toolkits designed to make better events and exhibitions with deaf and disabled people.
Come with us on a journey to the eight places we have explored, and the personalities associated with them – from people who lived at Maison Dieu in the 13th century, to St Saviour’s Deaf church and innovative 1970s housing. Images, quotations and sounds come together to recreate 800 years of ideas and societies.